Fall Break: Oregon Coast Ancient Forests, Historic Forts, & Beaches
Camp Kiwanilong, with a cozy fireplace in its main lodge, is an awesome place to stay while we hike Pacific ocean beaches, headlands, forests and old forts while we explore the northern Oregon Coast, as well as the southern Washington Coast. The camp has WiFi and a commercial kitchen, so you can work on your homework at night after a great meal. Wild mushrooms might be popping up by now and we’ll see if we can find porcinis and chanterelles. The city of Astoria nearby has plenty of turn of the century architecture, and historic forts are found close to where we’ll be staying, in both Oregon and Washington, ready for you to explore.
How to Register
Registration opens: Friday, September 9th, 2022
Trip Fee: $245 / $122*
*If you qualify for any federal financial aid, the trip fee is cut in half thanks to scholarship funding from ASLC. We accept cash, checks, credit/debit cards, and apple/samsung/google pay.
How to Sign Up:
Beginning August 2022:
To register for a trip, stop by the College Outdoors pop-up desk in front of Fields Dining Hall (aka, “the Bon”). The desk is staffed weekdays 11:30am-1:30pm and 4:30pm-6:30pm.
Trip TypeOvernight in rustic yurts or cabins|Hiking
No experience necessary! This trip is a great option for anyone who wants to see some of Oregon’s natural wonders, but may or may not have any experience in the outdoors. We’ll plan to hike short stretches of 1-3 miles, with plenty of time to take in the scenery.
Participants should be prepared to spend several hours outdoors walking on uneven terrain carrying day packs. This trip lends itself well to a wide variety of accessibility accommodations, including mobility accommodations. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to Expect
- ☑ Sleeping indoors
- ☐ Sleeping outdoors
- ☑ Electricity
- ☑ Wifi
- ☑ Cell phone service
- ☑ Heating
- ☑ Beds
- ☑ Bathrooms
- ☑ Gender-inclusive bathrooms
- ☑ Showers
- ☐ Wheelchair accessible
- ☑ Food for any Dietary Restrictions
College Outdoors trips have a Pre-Trip Meeting (PTM) prior to the trip to help you prepare, which takes place at the Sequoia warehouse on the Graduate Campus.
At this meeting you’ll meet the trip leaders and other participants, learn more about the trip activity, location, and schedule, and be given a packing list of everything you need for your trip. The trip leaders and Sequoia staff will then help you find and borrow anything on the packing list that you’d like to borrow. We have high-quality outdoor clothing and equipment, and it’s all free to use for your trip!
If you miss a Pre-Trip Meeting, check your email for important info you missed.
Sequoia is the College Outdoors warehouse, located on the Graduate Campus. Everything you’ll need is available for free when you come on a College Outdoors Trip. At Sequoia you will find:
- Clothing needed for your trip, including any relevant outerwear and specialty items needed for the activity. Sizes range from XS - XXL and come in gendered an non-gendered designs.
- Gear needed for your trip, such as sleeping bags, backpacks, water bottles, and much much more.
- Equipment such as tents, cookware, first-aid kits, and boats, which trip leaders will pack for each trip as needed.
- Gender-neutral bathrooms, which can also be used as changing rooms.
- Staff available to answer your questions.